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. >>> in virginia, bob mcdonnell is expected to unveil a plan to impose a 4% tax on all bars and restaurants. according to reports, the 4% tax includes a 1.5% tax on all stores and restaurants that sell liquor and 2.5% tax on the overall annual sales. the money raise would make up for the money lost if the state privatizes the liquor store. he believes the changes could bring in $260 million a year. >>> today may feel like summer but tomorrow more like fall? >> we have cooler weather moving in. right now a front coming into the mountains triggering much needed rain, a couple of little showers down in the southern eastern panhandle of west virginia. that is drifting over maybe crossing into the shenandoah valley. elsewhere, no precipitation, just a few clouds coming through. it's a balmy morning. 76 at national airport, montgomery arlington, in the of 60s. we'll have a few clouds coming through as the weak front comes in. a very small chance of a passing shower, now until around noontime. and then tomorrow, yes, turning cooler after we get into the 80s today. a blustery wind this afternoon wi
front slicing through pennsylvania, west virginia in to parts of virginia. i want to switch it to live doppler 9000 hd because i zoomed in to the area in west virginia an the state line, west of new market, southwest of winchester approaching strasburg, front royal. it is moving to the east. these are light sprinkles, not much rain to talk about. temperature-wise, the clouds and southerly winds have held us in the 70s. cool spot reston at 70. we are at 77. going up to near 90. upper 80s by noon and also for 5:00 look for for sun and some wind. go over to angie goff. >> rev up the engines folks, we are getting geared up for a new hour. one issue out there we are dealing with. a water make main break on 410 where it meets 295. one lane on the right side getting by in both directions. moving to 270, take it outside. it is a problem free commute past father hurley to the split. as we move to virginia, 495 in virginia from the wilson bridge to 95 up to 66 looks like drivers are moving at speed. the same situation for those of you traveling 395. no incidents or accidents along the
. in virginia, 395, you are still slow. plus five minutes soar to make it from edsall to the seminary exit and we will wrap it up in northeast dc. i give you inbound new york avenue where it looks like we are below speed from the washington times building toward bladensburg road. that's the traffic. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama travels to cleveland to lay out his latest economic plan. it involves $180 billion in spending and business tax cuts. mr. obama will argue against extending president bush's income tax peak for the wealthy. today b.p. releases its findings in to the deep water horizon oil spill. the internal investigation was done by b.p.'s safety and operations division. the explosion killed 11 people and spilled 5 million-barrels of oil. >>> today virginia governor bob mcdonnell unveils a new tax plan. it would add a charge to alcoholic drinks at bars an restaurants. it is part of his plan to sell off the state-run abc stores. >>> a ruling on holiday displays at government buildings in loudoun county. we hav
pushing through pennsylvania and west virginia. been a little lightning and thunder in pennsylvania this morning and it's breaking up, though and we need more appreciable rains than this around here but we will take any drops we can get. 77 reagan national. reston this morning you are 71. leesburg 74, manassas 73. the day at a glance, cloudy, mostly cloudy skies, 80ish around 9:00. partly sunny at noon. 5:00 p.m. 88. watch out the winds today out of the west 10 to 20. >>> good morning. hope you are off to a great start. just waking up to a water main break. repairs going on 410 where it meets the bw parkway and losing lanes in both directions so use caution if you are heading this way. we want to take you to 95 southbound in more where we have construction going on. taking away two lanes here at 216. 270 southbound you are doing fine out of frederick making your way to the spur. as we take a live shot here, nice and quiet live shot at 121. 395 all clear from the beltway to the 14th street bridge and 95 in virginia looking at a one hour commute from fredericksburg to the mixing bowl.
ability is only during the christian holiday. >> both of the virginia attorney general's and aclu supports the county policy. supervisors were clear, the hope this is the last time they have to take up the issue. >> thank you. be careful what you burn, better yet, put off plans for outdoor burning altogether. dry ground, gusty winds, and a lack of moisture in the air amounts to a dangerous trio when it comes to wildfire dangers. if you have to burn something, please keep a close eye on it and make sure any flames are extinguished. adam caskey has a look at the forecast now. we could hear the wind on courtney's microphone. >> that is right. we are in the belfort furniture weather center. we do have some dry, warm air. already 90 degrees at right and national airport. the dew point will be dropping quite a bit, because of the system moving through. look at cumberland, 77 degrees. a wide range of temperatures this afternoon. that is why we are predicting anywhere from the low 80's to 90 . more on the extended forecast, coming up. >> thank you. officials are investigating after an infant died
for a bus early this morning in northern virginia. >>> the price of a cocktail could soon go up in virginia. governor bob mcdonald is expected to unveil a plan to impose a new tax on bars and restaurants. >>> the debate over today. the loudoun county board of supervisors are expected to vote on whether to allow religious displays outside the courthouse. "news 4 midday" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "news 4 midday." i'm barbara harrison. it's wednesday, september 8th, 2010. right now, police are on the lookout for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman in fairfax county. the 23-year-old was attacked just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this
was fleed unharmed. >> yes, virginia, there is a santa claus. we can say yes, virginia, there will be christmas in leesburg. bruce leshan is live there with an explanation. bruce. >> yeah, lesley. this is the issue that just will not seem to go away. e-mails flew again this year suggesting that the board of supervisors plan to ban all religious displays here at the loudoun county courthouse, including nativity scenes and christmas trees. but, the board voted overwelmingly today to throw the doors open to all, including perhaps some unwanted guests. >> one, two, three. >> the holidays a big deal in leesburg. >> merry christmas. >> a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, a manora seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some worry things will get out of hand. >> i don't want any witness or juror pass a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun. what we decided today would authorize that. >> the lone nay vote as the board of supervisors allowed the first ten people to apply to leave almost any kind of display. >> say tin worship, w
valley. we are dry. we could use showers. just a few showers out west and parts of central virginia. 73 in leesburg. 76 degrees right now at reagan national airport. up near 90 again this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. you will notice some changes. west winds of 20 miles per hour and gus higher than that. >> not much to talk about on the highway. no accidents to describe on 95, the baltimore-washington parkway, good coming at the southern maryland, route 4, route 5. uneventful on 66, 95, 395, the greenway, and the dulles toll road. looking at the beltway, not much happening. welcome to o-dark-30, ladies. >>> more condemnation for plans for a florida church to burn copies of the koran. hillary clinton said during the holy book would be disgraceful. other political leaders have also come out against the plan. it would hurt all religions. >> bearing false witness against your neighbor is against the koran, is against the bible, it is against the gospels. we have to be here. >> the question we have, if we do not do would come out when to stop backing down? when do we stop giving into i
on the matter on wednesday night. jackie bensen, "news 4 today." >>> virginia governor bob mcdonnell is expected to unveil a plan to impose a 4% tax on all bars and restaurants. according to reports, the 4% tax includes a 1.5% tax on all stores and restaurants that sell liquor and 2.5% tax on the overall annual sales. the money raised would make up for the money lost if the state privatizes the liquor store. together he believes the changes could bring in $260 million a year. >>> police in howard county believe a woman found dead inside a burned out apartment died before the fire started. firefighters were called to an apartment in the 6,000 block of majors lane for the report of a fire. when they arrived, they found the body of a woman in her 30s and a man suffering from undetermined injuries. police believe his injuries also occurred before the fire started. they are looking into the possibility that the whole thing may have stemmed from a domestic dispute. mean while, the victim's names have-nots been released. >>> the man accused of shooting at a bethesda woman is waking up in jail this morn
charges on his record and faces up to 40 years in prison. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonough unveiled a plan to privatize state-owned liquor stores. he believes that move would bring in hundreds of millions of and right now, there are 332 state-run liquor stores and his plan will allow 1,000 licenses. the state legislator approved that plan. >>> a new study finds there have been more than 85 food recalls while americans continue to wait for congress to update food safety laws. according to the stud net last 49 months, 56 recalls have can occurred in maryland due to contamination by salmonella, and other bacteria. in july tan, the house of representatives passed a bill updating the food safety net. the full senate has yet to act on it. >>> and should rylidgeeous displays be allowed at the courthouse. the vote that is causing controversy ahead of the holiday season. >>> and onlookers watch in horror as a lion goes after the trainer at a hotel in las vegas. >>> stop fighting, do not fight at this show. >> and lady gaga promoting peace during a concert. stopped right here in the nation's
and state, but opponents, like virginia attorney general argue the ban violates the constitution. >>> a man who allegedly fired a shot at his former girlfriend and then fled is due back in montgomery montgomery county police say the woman had a protective order against joshua prince. the shooting led to a security situation at schools in bethesda. prince's lawyer contends that her client never intended to hurt the woman. she says he served in iraq and if he wanted to hit the woman, prince would not have missed. >> he had no intent to harm her, and he left. and after he realized there was a manhunt, he contacted us and asked us to arrange to turn him in and thisaway we did. >> reporter: prince surrendered to pennsylvania police 50 miles north of harrisonburg. the exgirlfriend was not injured. >>> howard county police have charged a columbia march with killing his ex-- a columbia man of killing his ex-wife and setting her apartment on fire. she was stabbed to death before the apartment on majors lane went up in flames. the 34-year-old damon white faces charges of murder and arson. according t
, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some worry things could get out of hand. >> say tin worship, wickens, anybody can apply. >> anybody can apply. >> and that's the way you have to do it according to the constitution. >> that's what they say. >> now it seems likely this weekend will bring something we haven't seen. a 9/11 anniversary bound to get most everyone ticked off. now despite outrage from just about everywhere, a florida pastor announced today he is going to go forward with plans to ban 100 copies of the koran. radical islam, this message is for you. >> burning of the quran is to call the attention that something is wrong. something is wrong. >> it is possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up, confront terrorism, so as of right now, w
. >> tom: in stark contrast to california, virginia has a budget surplus. republican governor bob mcdonnell calls his state the most business-friendly in the country. mcdonnell says low taxes and limited regulation are the keys to virginia's success. but the state also benefits from federal defense spending. while the governor thinks uncle sam should tighten the purse strings, he says protecting the country is a worthwhile investment. >> it really is about what the priorities are. do we want to spend more on entitlements and social programs and any number of other things? have health care reform that's in the trillions of dollars long-term? a $1.7 billion un-funded mandate on virginia? is that where the spending ought to go? or in a dangerous world with a fair number of people who disagree with america abroad, do we still need to maintain a fair level of defense spending? i think that's a prudent expenditure. >> tom: the complete interview with governor mcdonnell can be found on the n.b.r. web site at "nightly business report" on pbs.org. and stay tuned tomorrow for our continuing se
by lucky to cut spending. they are anticipating a reduced budget. >>> the virginia governor is serving up a new idea for liquor sales. bob mcdonnell unveiled his plan to privatize liquor stores. he wants to auction off liquor licenses. he is proposing a 4% tax on liquor sold at bars and restaurants. the extra funds will go towards highway projects. >>> are you feeling frazzled? the capital city is one of the most stressed out cities. d.c. ranks 15th out of the 50 metropolitan areas. the analysis looks at unemployment rates, housing costs and traffic. detroit is the most stressed out city. virginia beach and salt lake city had the lowest stress levels. coming up, martin luther king memorial controversy. who is working on the site has upset some people. >> just another beautiful day. how many more will we get? doug hill is back with your forecast. >> mike shanahan speaks out and is very definitive. the nationals and the metts battle it out on street. >>> there is a new controversy surrounding the martin luther king memorial to be placed at the national mall. the controversy is not over the
. virginias dmv is now changing the paperwork that immigrants can use to prove they are legal u.s. residents. >>> still ahead, six days and counting. a call for calm in the district's race for mayor. >> bp is coming clean. an investigation into the gulf coast oil spill. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 ♪ ♪ [ male aouncer ] giving ucigarettes catake more than wlpower alone. but today'a new day. for many, smokg is a treatable dical condition. talk to your doctor about prescripti treatment optionand support. >>> is exactly 6:10. we do have a few light showers across northern virginia. very, very light rain near urbana. i wish i could say these showers are holding together, but they are not. we're getting a few light showers as well as they are slowly pushing off to the east. this is the result of a cold front. 70 in manassas. we are on our way to the upper 80's, and near 90 today. becoming breezy, as well. costs around 30 miles per hour. generally a lot of sunshine despite the added clout -- gusts around 30 miles per hour. near 80 on sunday. >>> eastern avenue is closed between
're looking at. taking the trip into virginia, the issue will be just after the aqua quan on the approach to route 1. you lose the two left lanes. we had jammed conditions before the incident so this is adding to the delays. the hov are flying past this accident and no marc train delays to report at this point. craig and eun, back to you. >>> it's now 6:13. 75 degrees. president obama's new plan to turn around the economy. find out who will be seeing a tax cut and who won't. >>> the d krmt mayor's race is heating up, the difference you may see at the poll >>> breaking news, reports of a possible sex assault in fairfax county. let's go to kimberly suiters with the details. >> this information is just coming into the newsroom from the fairfax county police department. this possible sexual assault happened early this morning when a jogger found a woman who claimed she been assaulted. this is from the franconia area at the intersection of franconia and la vista drive. a jogger coming along, finds a woman who says she's been sexually assaulted. this jogger then notifies police. we do know the
with another check on our weather. everybody is back at school today. i think folks in virginia too. >> they went back yesterday and so today, we'll see another morning where it is okay. the conditions to head to school are okay. more clouds this morning. some of you out to the west may encount are a few showers here or there. at reagan national, the current temperature is 75 degrees. relative humidity is 66%. that is not bad. wind are out of the south. this is showing out cloud cover that comes through and than some of those showers. now, this overplays it a little bit. there are showers out to the west. they are not as numerous or impressive as this is showing. but it is showing some moisture associated with the frontal system that is coming through. so can't rule out a sprinkle or shower for some of our viewers early this morning. our temperature trend, after a high yesterday in the low to mid-90s, we're looking for a high today near 90 degrees. maybe about 89 degrees downtown and then for the rest of the week, highs only for the rest of the workweek, only in the upper 70s. low 8
. it happened right across the maryland line in charlestown west virginia. dozens jumped in to try to save the horses. >> reporter: trying to get back to normal isn't easy especially for horses that survived the fire. but there, the lucky ones. the horses people manage to set free. cell phone video shows the danger. >> we have to get out, we have to get out. the roof is on fire. >> everybody out. >> reporter: the three alarm blaze just before dawn destroyed a large barn just before the border of west virginia. 37 thoroughbred horses were killed. putting the fire out was the easy part. >> the real challenge comes with dealing with the people that were here and the dead horses and also recovering the horses who were alive and being able to get them back. >> reporter: owners and trainers who usually compete against each other are helping each other out. >> it's a terrible disaster. terrible, i've never seen anything like that and i don't want to see it again either. >> reporter: with help from the casino, they've been able to find another stable for the horses. preliminary investigation has n
are dead afterú fire rips through a barn at the charles town barn in west virginia..3 >> thhs roof is n fire, you people need tt ove. >> the fire was captured by a ú%oup of tourists visiting the neaaby casino. you can see huge flames engulfing the bbrn after the fire broke out on monday morning. the people who shot thhs video helped emergency crews save as many horses as they could. >> you could hear the cries from the horses, you know, they were nayiig and weighing at the top of their lungs. >> 30 horses makeeit ouu of barn. the cause of the fireeremaiis unddr investigation inside the heat takes its tool on two more marylanders. it brings the total so farrto 28. that is ompared to just six last yyar. state health officials say the victims were an adult from dorrhester county and a sennor sit cent frocitizen frommnorth , both had nnerlling conditions. >>> officials witt the archdiocese of baltimore say they plan toohold classes at st. clement school after running air quality tests. students were sent home early after emergency crews determined ú%at the odor was spreading through th
through, west virginia, west of the pittsbbrr. suburbs getting rain. this moves our direction, giving us a chance for stray showers. but it will breakup over the mountains, and we are left with as high pressure issdrying ouu the atmosphere. soowe wiil watch it push in. but a cooling affect behind the front as it comes in to play through the next couple of days. detailed lack at how it plays out in the forecast. and the cooler ttmperatures.3 coming our way n a bit. in the ssy watch forecast. >> the ravens are getting really ready to open the season monddy night and continue to add latest weapon, t.j. houshmanddadeh, be tonight he i3 including fellow vets masonnand bolden. in an accomplished and packed recciving core. ú%d he said he is here for only one reason. to win a superbowl. >> only 5 or 6 teams every year that have a legitimate shottto win the superbowl. and hat's just what people think. but you still have to go do it. this is one of the teams, even if i was not here, had a ssot. and so foo me to come here and them to accept me and want me on the team. you know, i am going to try
virginia and also into portions of virginia as of now. we can see a couple pop up as we go through the day into our area, the front will pass and things will improve. in the meantime, this is the big view. this is tropical depression hermine pushing the rain and flooding into northern and central texas and this will move into oklahoma and also into kansas as we go through the next several days. thursday looks good. showing now a few clouds across the area but i think that we'll see plenty of sunshine as we go into tomorrow and also into friday. don't let that model fool you. as we check out what's going on in terms of temperatures today, 87 degrees is what i'm forecasting. we could reach 90 maybe into baltimore, bwi. we could see warm conditions and windy. that's the big story for today as well. then tonight, oh boy do we drop off after the front passage, clear and cooler. as we roll into tomorrow, ah, breathe! 78 degrees, mostly sunny and pleasant. i like this forecast. do you, kim brown? >> that looks awesome. it's still warm enough to go swimming so we should try to take advantage for a
's most powerful radar as of now. we had a few showers popping up into virginia and west virginia, but as of now things have fizzled out. as we go through the morning we can see a few more popping up. but not a lot of rain whatsoever. let's toss over to kim brown with your traffic. >> good morning. traffic-wise, we're good so far. earlier accident on route 100 eastbound at executive park drive has been cleared. aside from that we're looking good as we check our drive times, maps and cameras. no problems on 795, all lanes open. route 140 down towards the beltway, you won't encounter any problems. like i said, no incidents to let you know about so far, so good. around the cameras we don't have any problems up and down the harrisburg expressway. 95 corridor looks good. 695 is all clear. megan, back to you. >> thanks, kim. it's a minute after 6:00. this morning an investigation is underway into an apartment fire in howard county. it involves the death of one of the tenants there. investigators not only want to know what caused the fire on majors lane in columbia but also how that vict
they're hurt. some states including virginia have recently enacted legislation that requires high school athletes to take baseline cognitive tests at the beginning of the sports season. that way if they get a head injury on the field, a second test can be given to quickly compare results. chloe said she continued to have headache for weeks after her injury. when she finally went back out on the field nearly four months later, she said she could if i will feel the effects. >> when i came back, i was a lot slower and less coordinatedism used to worry about being reinjured. after a while, it kind of went away. >> the number one treatment for a concussion really just involves a lot of rest. that mean protest the athletics and rest from school. even going back to class too soon after a head injury can cause a delay in healing. there is a lot we still don't know about head injuries. one thing we zong concussion symptoms are not to be taken lightly. >> it's scary. >> like we were saying, you only have one head. you need it for a long time. >> thanks. >>> still to come, it is rule that is
has created an unimaginable situation. >>> virginia governor mcdonnell will reveal his plan for a 4% tax hike to make up for $240 million -- $260 million in taxes in they privatize the liquor system. it includes a 2.5% annual tax on liquor sales and a 1% tax on all stores that sell alcohol. 1,000 licenses will be auctioned to the highest bidder. tony. >>> president barack obama is getting ready to make another speech on the economy in just a few hours. with the fall elections fast approaching, the president is using campaign-style events to offer an economic compromise. his aids doubt republicans will accept it. the president is heading to cleveland, ohio, this morning, to lay out close to $200 billion worth of tax breaks and infrastructure spending. some say it won't create the new jobs the president wants. >> reporter: businesses have been putting off big-ticket purchases because they don't have customers. they can't justify investments and they're not about to add capacity because the president gives them a few dollars off in their taxes. >> the proposals are aimed at short growt
on his trainer. >> what is the future of virginia's state >>> virginia ashley has a budget surplus this year. -- virginia actually has a budget surplus. >> suzanne kennedy has a reaction to the 4% increase. >> the abc store would turn into a private business. that cocktail you order at dinner would cost you more. a change is brewing in the liquor business. up mcdonnell unveiled the plan to privatize liquor sales -- bob mcdonnell unveiled a plan. some question changing the restructuring of a system that has been in place for 75 years. >> if it's not broke, why fix it? >> permanent licenses for 1000 stores would be auctioned off. that would triple the number of liquor stores. the governor proposed this idea during the 2009 campaign, saying money would go to $8 billion in transportation needs. also proposed is a 4% tax on liquor. the manager of this bar opposes the idea. >> for people who are losing their jobs, finding it hard to make ends meet, the last thing they need is to be taxed more on something that can help them relax and take their minds off their worries. >> i do go out and
decorations will get to be displayed in front of one virginia courthouse. tonight people lined up to give their opinions about those displays. and our brittany morehouse was there. she is live there where she heard from a wide range of folks. brittany. >> reporter: that's right. a crowd that included city officials, local officials, county officials. it had parents, grandparents, even children took the stand also that they could have their voices heard on what they call a very important issue. >> it's one of the most important issues we could ever face. >> reporter: the issue of religion attracts nearly 100 people at loudoun county's government center as the board of supervisors weighs its option on a heated manner to remove all religious decorations from the courthouse. >> they allowed them to go forward and we applauded them for that decision. >> reporter: while inside the board room, people packed the space. outside there were signs like this one. keep christmas like it's always been. >> when my daughter is little, she is now 13, but when she was a toddler i would bring her down and sh
, as well. we are watching a front that is bringing showers to west virginia, pennsylvania, trying to get toward the metro. i think a lot of this is heading to harrisonburg and charlottesville and south of us. gust we winds and he humidity levels. radar echos toward harrisonburg and luray, new market, light showers if they hold together but the front is coming through. they are in the 70s. petersburg 82 in west virginia. an 78 here in washington and winchester. 72 manassas and frederick and 78 in fredericksburg. warm start to the day. 80ish by 9:00. more sun this afternoon. highs around 90 but the winds are gusty and if you do any open burning we may see a red flag warning going up near us. we have one in philadelphia, northern delaware this morning. >> we survived the terrible tuesday and we are back for wonderful wednesday. hope you are off to a great start, folks. 410 and the bw parkway, drivers are losing lanes. use caution. outer loop, everything is good from t 5 to 270. and virginia, 66, you are incidents or accidents free from manassas to inside the beltway. back to andrea. >>> thi
and then the virginia tech, boise state game. >> if they could get this maryland, navy game at m&t stadium every year, that would be a cool thing. there was a real electricity that we don't normally feel. we don't have the big college sports here, the football, basketball, lacrosse, it speaks for itself, but that was cool. >> that was amazing. i was texting with the crew that was working with the game and i thought that the pregame speech and the speech he gave with his daughter. i have goose bumps thinking about it. i didn't know how much i would be captivated by the game, but i was screaming. it was a great day for you guys in maryland. >> maybe we'll get a repeat next year. let's talk about kraft. this is an enormous undertaking. you're trying to feed how many people? >> 20 million americans. what's crazy about the campaign. you know, i heard about it from the agency that i work from and then we went to los angeles and we filmed and everything and all of the promoes and the stuff that will run in grocery stores and movie theaters. and they're trying to provide 20 million meals for americans and yo
start tomorrow but big changes. radar's most powerful radar track, western virginia, western pennsylvania, that's the leading edge of some much cooler air. looks like we might miss some showers, not the cool air, no dodging that. mid-80s, tomorrow, goin' down into the 60s, maybe the 50s, tomorrow night. changing weather tomorrow, also a little win deout there in the afternoon so watch out for that. we'll talk about how cool it gets and how long it last, all coming up. kelly. >> thanks wyatt. new at 11:00 top, a new push to get an addition built on to an overcrowded school in baltimore county. parents say they thought construction was supposed to have started already. it hasn't and they are not happy about it. abc 2 news christian schaefer is here with that story tonight. chris. >>> over crowding in the towson area has been a problem for several years, the new elementary school was one step in the process of fixing it. the next step though is still on the drawing board. >> hampton elementary school in lutherville, a building designed for 300 students opened last week with more
in northern virginia will face felony murder charges. it was against 23-year-old carlos martinelli montano. he crashed into a car with three nuns in it. one died. the others badly injured. the felony murder charge is the most serious ever brought in a drunk driving case in prince william that set off a brush fire there. so far no reports of anyone injured. >>> president obama may have to find himself a new chief of staff. that's if rahm emanuel decides to run for chicago mayor. rumor has it he has been pining for the office for months telling people he'd run if mayor richard daly decided not to run for re-election. daly surprised emanuel and others today saying he will not seek a seventh term. emanuel is a resident of chicago's north side. >>> there's a phenomenon in washington tonight. it is called lady gaga. and fans of all ages, genders and costumes descended on the verizon center. john schiffen was down there and spoke with some of them tonight. >> reporter: that's right. it was quite a show tonight. i'm not talking about the concert. all night costumes paraded around the center and they w
in baltimore. 71 at dulles airport. fredericksberg, virginia, 75 degrees. and in frederick, maryland, 78 degrees. we were tracking some showers to the west. you can see how that breaks up into our viewing area so not much happening out this. some of you might see a brief sprinkle and that's a possibility but most of that has dissipated. here is your forecast for today. today is really a day of transition as a cold front begins to move through. don't really think of it as a cold front because it will still be warm today. 89 degrees. we have morning clouds. it will become sunny. winds shift out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour. 89 for the high. and then cooler air working in here tonight. i'll tell you more about that in a little bit. allison, back to you. >> tony, thank you. >>> here is a traffic alert in northeast d.c. this morning. water across the street has eastern avenue at bladensberg shut down. police are hearing reports of basement flooded and there are five homes without water this morning. crews are working to fix a 16- inch water main break in the area. >>> let's head to jul
speech. and the displays are part of that right. >>> today the virginia governor plans toim pose a 2.5% tax on bars and restaurants to replace revenue virginia gets now from its abc stores. there will also be additional fees to wholesalers. the proposal triples the number of establishments that sell liquor in the state to 1,000. licenses would go to the highest bidders. mcdonald's says the minimum bids ensure the state would receive $458 million up front to devote to transportation. licenses could be auctioned in a year and new stories could start to stock their shelves by next september. >>> bp has released its report on what it believes has led to the deadly explosion. bp has taken responsibility about it said that no single company or worker is to blame. j jay zbra in lienew orleans. >> reporter: they've been dispersioning recovery funds. now it fathers company is spreading the blame for the deepwater horizon tragedy. >> there was no single acor inaction that caused the accident. >> reporter: an internal investigation released today cites eight key failures that led to the explosi
, virginia is at 74 degrees. out at dulles, it is 726789 hagerstown, 75. winchester, 78. we are watching the wind. they are coming to us out of the south. it is not blustery or anything but it will be a breezy day. right now, winds are out of the south at about 10 miles per hour here in d.c. eventually, they will shift to out of the west. that should happen touring the next several hours as this frontal system make its way through here. we will know it is coming in a couple of ways. first of all, there is some shower activity in advance of that front. most of us won't get showers but we are see a few showers off to the west and southwest of the washington so don't be surprised if you encounter a shower or sprinkle this morning. then the front comes through. winds shift to out of the west. meanwhile, this is the remnants of tropical storm hermine. it is now just a tropical depression. but still producing quite a bit of rainfall across texas. that will gradually ride up along that front and then across the mid-atlantic and northeast and could bring us some rain showers by sunday, prapped t
-central virginia. i don't agree will get any of that around baltimore. it has been a long time since we've seen rainfall around maryland. mostly sunny for the rest of the afternoon. we will stay between these two this afternoon. mostly sunny, breezy, unseasonably warm. average high temperature is 81. we will make it to the low 90s probably. 80s and the mountains as the winds shift to the west and northwest. cool air starts to work in and we will drop to the 50's by early tomorrow morning. low sixties in the city. high pressure comes in off of the great lakes and the winds will be coming out of the north and northwest. high temperatures will be in the 70's for the next couple of days. if you are and autumn weather fan, you will like the forecast at the end of the week. high 78 tomorrow. overnight the temperatures -- overnight low temperatures will be in the 50's. nice start to the weekend on saturday. next chance for any significant rainfall will be on sunday as we close out the weekend. high near 82. it looks like the temperatures will be and the mid-80's and the beginning of next week. >> in t
in frederick county, virginia. moving towards warren county. front royal is seeing some enhancement there. indicatesd orange i more moderate rain. we will take every sure we can get. it is mild. winchester, 78 degrees at this time. reagan national is at 75. normally it is the hottest temperatures in the morning. we are warmer out west. seven night in culpeper. camp springs, 73. it is going to be breezy today. a cold front is pushing through the region today. the showers will quickly clear on out and we will have sunshine today. it will be breezy behind this cold front. some gusts may be up to 30 miles per hour. the real hot air will slowly be pushed eastward and we will have cooler conditions over the next several days. near 90 today. less humid tomorrow, near 80 degrees. upper 70's in spots. now we look at the traffic. we will call today wacky traffic wednesday. >> do not do that. dole in the direction you're supposed to because we have no disruptions. 95 is in good shape. nothing on 66. quickly we jump to the camera of traffic on the beltway at new hampshire avenue. beautiful. >>> very
and west virginia, it's banned until further notice. what contributes to that is dry air, 11% humidity, and the wind. 25-mile per hour winds at national. 19 at andrews. 29 up in martinsburg and 28 in winchester. still a little bit gusty with the wind. they'll settle down a little bit. look at the relative humidity. it's up to 12% now. 15% in manassas and 17% at andrews. i mean that is some kind of drive for us. tonight, clear skies, breezy, and cooler. turn off the ac, open the windows. i wouldn't open the windows too far, though, or too much in the suburbs. low 50s tonight. low 60s downtown and winds calm down to a reasonable northwest 10 to 15. lows tonight inside the beltway, very comfortable. low to mid 60s and then 50s in college park. mid 50s in bowie. up to the north, 55 in reston and 53 in leesburg. tomorrow morning, mostly sunny, breezy and cool. 50s and 60s to start. and by afternoon, mostly sunny, breezy. spectacular. highs near 80 and winds northwesterly. next seven days, 79 tomorrow. breezy and spectacular. upper 70s on friday. low 80s on saturday. thank you for the e-mail
and maybe west virginia. i'm not predicting we're going to win all those but we're on offense and we will win a number of them. and we will be a more influential group in the next congress. >> the republican leader mitch mcconnell naming 13 democrats seats there, 13, if you're counting. when i asked him for his top ten list, let's start with california. here are the new voters out tonight. boxer, 48%. fiorina, the republican challenger, 44%. and if you look at the breakdown among democrats, independents and republican, you see in the middle, boxer, 45%, fiorina, 40%, among independent voters. john avlon, the republicans can say, hey, we're competitive in california, that's a plus, but heading into the stretch, they probably hoped it was a little better than that. >> think it's going to tighten up a little bit. you need to look at the boxer/fiorina race, also whitman versus brown in the gubernatorial race. if whitman has a strong push into the fall that could help fiorina with independents in particular. clearly, the republicans are running against headwinds in california. not a lot t
, virginia area seeing those fires. and it has been extremely dry across our area. the good news is there is some rain in the forecast. but first a couple more very dry days. let's take a look. take a look at this. a little wind helps the sailboat go down potomac river. a beautiful day for a sail. winds gusting to 15 to 20 miles an hour. even upwards of 30 to 35. the cold front has now moved up its way. a cold front out there. what have we seen? the high pressure was 96 degrees. and boy, did we need to see a cold front. the record is up 100. we were four degrees short. luckily it is still not too humid. it has not felt all that hot across the area. speaking of 90-degree days so far this year, we're now number two is officially the warmest summer. the meteorological summer ever in the district. but the 90-degree days, we're at 6290-degree days. this could be it. we may not hit 90 the rest of the year based upon what i've been seeing. the temperatures down to 92 degrees now. the dew point of 33. the humidity, 13%. so extremely dry. that's why we have those red flag warnings in if h
that win against virginia tech. >>> in baseball, the rays dropped the red sox. the yankees lost against to the orioles. red sox are nine back. in the national league, if phillies booes beat the marlins to take the top spot over the braves for the first time since may. >>> strange game between the brewers and the cardinals last night. the umpire tosses pitching coach dave duncan for arguing balls and strikes. that's one thing. later in the bottom of the fifth, davidson ejects chris dickerson for passing his helmet after a called third strike. that's still okay. but he's not done here. in the seventh oinding, davidson says, i've gone after coaches, i've gone after players, he's going to start throwing fans out of the building. he goes to a fan behind home plate. can you do this? he throws a fan out of the stand for heckling. security comes down. a little thinned skinned, are we? security comes down, he had great seats, too. you hate to give those up. the fan was given a standing ovation by the brewers crowd. the brewers won the game, 4-2. >>> coming up at the top of the our on "morning jo
in virginia. these farmers are dying. they have to die without receiving their settlement, but the senate needs to ask when they come back into session on september 13 and give us a real cloture vote for the black farmers, where we can get the votes so that black farmers can get their settlement. tavis: what has the obama administration said or done about this? >> i would like to see the administration do a little more to help the black farmers, by urging harry reid, and the majority to work together to get a bill out of the senate for the black farmers. a few weeks ago, there was a deal with senator blanche lincoln, where that group of farmers, and disaster payments, the administration put an administrative deal on the table for $1.50 million, and the black farmers went home for it -- with nothing. i would like to see the administration reach out to was an awful russ and administrative deal, the way they did that corporate farmers and the large scale white farmers before they went to recess. tavis: what is the response as to why they are not doing that? let me ask you first, what are the
the east. we have one shower now but it's into virginia, off towards the south and west of fredericksburg at this time. as we check out what's happening, zoom out, we have tropical depression now hermine dropping lots of rain into northern and central texas, all this is sliding up towards the north there. it will be reaching oklahoma and kansas as we go through time. flooding is a big threat. our forecast brings sunshine in as we go into tomorrow. also the cooler temperatures. but this model picks up on a few clouds. we'll see more sunshine, get ready for that. we'll have the temperature today around 87 degrees. we'll be windy and we will have those increasing clouds by tonight. 55, mostly clear and school, by tomorrow that temperature right around 78 degrees. we'll take that and here is your seven-day forecast. we'll have another 70 as we roll into friday. check it out. 77 degrees, ample sunshine in the forecast. and then by saturday, more of the same. lots of sunshine, our next chance for showers will work their way in on sunday. tell us about the traffic. >> this morning, the beltway w
'm with the water out of alexandria, virginia, i want to address legislative things but public engage meant. i think the most important things we can do in terms of communication with the hengs, is water is one voice. it's very important. when i say water, i mean water and waist water. it's very important that the message dare that i completely agree it has to be clear and distinct but right now we have echos and when we speak to washington there's an echo effect and we need to be one voice and i think that needs to be clear. >> thank you. yes? >> hi, i'm with the california public utilities commission. i watched the news last night and another senator was really claiming on the debate on global warming, gee, i think you're saying it's profitable for the green industries now and i'm thinking, of course it needs to be profitable and really the fossil fuel and oil industries that are making hundreds more times more profit and that's what drives this. if we could internalize externalities and middest oil and regardless of your political leaning if you or we could internalize that that's what it takes
. keyes. miss susan mcintyre. mr. tom purpose. mr. tho-biaz. miss williams. mr. errol wishom. ms. virginia wright. >> please speak and your microphones. we are being recorded and televised. we want to hear everything that you have to say. i would like to first acknowledge from the senator's office, miss erin keenan. we know that center -- senator yee is a strong advocate for mental health in san francisco and throughout the state of california. we appreciate him sending a representative here to witness the proceedings. thank you very much. i want to welcome you all to the public hearing on the impact of the mental health budget cuts. over the past 10 years, the severe reductions in inpatient psychiatric bed capacity has led to a crisis in san francisco. these cuts are a great threat to public safety. they expose the city to increasing costs in crime and homelessness while failing to provide humane treatment and the hope of recovery to residents with mental illness. when services are cut, we end up paying higher costs in our hospitals, streets, and jails. tonight, we will hear from front-li
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